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L&I proposes changes in hospitality industry rates

The Department of Labor & Industries has announced an overall 0.8 percent decrease in the average price of workers’ compensation insurance premiums across the state beginning in 2020. This is

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State Court of Appeals, Division I delivers multi-year lawsuit win dealing with liquor price regulations

OLYMPIA – Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals issued an opinion in favor of the Washington Hospitality Association and other plaintiffs dealing with regulations on the pricing

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Wildfire season is here: Do you know when to close your patio?

Summertime in Washington means that air quality here can be among the worst in the nation. Nearby wildfires and heavy winds often blow smoke into our cities, creating unhealthy air

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2019 primary election results

After busy primary election campaigns, voters across the state turned out Aug. 6 to decide who will move on to the general election on Nov. 5. So far, 29.39% of

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The 2019 Legislative Heroes for Hospitality

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce the 2019 Legislative Heroes for Hospitality: Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, Rep. Cindy Ryu, D-Shoreline, Rep.

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Nine of the most important food code revisions you need to know about

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Draft Food Code public presentations in July, dates announced

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Local chapters and members announce endorsements for city councils across the state

Local chapters and members are highly engaged in the municipalities where they live and work. This year, members are gearing up for a busy election season in the three largest

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Gender-neutral signage for single-use facilities in King County

Starting Dec. 1, 2019, restaurants in King County with single-use toilet facilities shall not be restricted to a specific sex or gender identity, and must use gender-neutral signage to indicate

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L&I proposes updated overtime threshold of 2.5 times the minimum wage by 2026 for Executive, Administrative, Professional staff

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The state Department of Labor and Industries today announced the filing of a rulemaking notice (CR-102) that would update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative

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Seattle Hospitality for Progress Announces Endorsements for 2019 Seattle City Council Primary Elections

Media Contact: Jacque Coe, APR 425-351-0082 jacquec@wahospitality.org Seattle Hospitality for Progress Announces Endorsements for 2019 Seattle City Council Primary Elections Endorsements Represent the Voice of Seattle Hotels and Restaurants SEATTLE

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Governor signs bill to protect hotel and motel workers, requires panic buttons

OLYMPIA, Wash. –  On Monday, May 13, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers, into law. The

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Short-term rental legislation signed into law, increases consumer safety

OLYMPIA, Wash. – On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association during

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Governor proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Media Contacts: Employment Security Department, Janelle Guthrie, APR, director of communications, 360-902-9289, jguthrie@esd.wa.gov Washington Hospitality Association, Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor

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Association Tip Pooling Communications Win Top Award

Media contact: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hospitality association tip pooling communications win top award (OLYMPIA, WASH., March 27, 2019) — The